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by Mike Worrall
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Starpath 44 project boat
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Starpath 44 project boat

Interested in what you found (assuming you did indeed take a look...?) Hazarding a guess, it seems likely that no more than a dozen or so Starpath have been built, based on the size + length of time required to construct, plus the lack of 'customer photos' here on the Glen-l site. You indicate that ...
by Mike Worrall
Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Ballast Lead
Replies: 14
Views: 1798

Re: Ballast Lead

The Francis Drake (FG) has internal ballast. I used lead 'pigs' or 'ingots' (conjure a mental picture of the gold stored in Ft. Knox); in effect 50 lb 'bricks'. Using a compound miter saw with a non-ferrous blade, I cut each piece to fit into the keel cavity, packing each as close together as possib...
by Mike Worrall
Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Tabernacle for Minuet
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Re: Tabernacle for Minuet

See Minuet page @ Boat Designs dot com / photos / Roger C Hall. Looks like Mr. 'H' used a tabernacle on his heavily modified Minuet.

MW
by Mike Worrall
Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Douglas Fir
Replies: 12
Views: 1550

Re: Douglas Fir

You don't say specifically if the bargain T&G is 'clear', i.e. generally free from knots... This is important. From Glen-L description of woods to be used on Ensenada: " Douglas fir (preferably dense clear vertical grain) and Sitka spruce are specified because they are light and strong.&quo...
by Mike Worrall
Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Varnishing over epoxy top decking
Replies: 5
Views: 2210

Re: Varnishing over epoxy top decking

If you do use epoxy, you must remove the amine blush prior to over-coating with anything. (Warm water and a nylon scrub brush). And overcoat the epoxy you must, as epoxy has a very short life when exposed to sunlight (UV) *unless* it is over-coated. If using varnish, use a name-brand "marine&qu...
by Mike Worrall
Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: SV - Melodaire - (Lodestar) 55' Steel Sail Boat
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

Re: SV - Melodaire - (Lodestar) 55' Steel Sail Boat

Welcome, and a tip-o'-the-hat to you for dreaming BIG. Seems like there's only a few of us here building 'non-trailerable' (larger than ~ 25') Glen-L sailboats; though you didn't ask for it, misery loves company so here's a few tips: This will be > a 10,000 hour project. Plan ahead. Have all materia...
by Mike Worrall
Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: 8Ball wood substitution
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Re: 8Ball wood substitution

In reading the one-sheet for the 8-ball, the emphasis seems to be on keeping the weight down. Hence, the call-out for Mahogony or Spruce, which are quality boat-building woods that have low lbs/cu.ft. There are others! See the link below for wood characteristics and pick those that are locally avail...
by Mike Worrall
Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Wood Mast for Tango.
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Re: Wood Mast for Tango.

Is South Bend nearby or driving distance...? See:

http://www.theworkbench.com/marine.php

MW
by Mike Worrall
Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Wood Mast for Tango.
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Re: Wood Mast for Tango.

Where are you? 'Vertical Grain, Clear' Douglas Fir is easy to find (here) on the Left Coast.

MW
Los Angeles
by Mike Worrall
Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L25 bow roller
Replies: 5
Views: 1260

Re: Glen-L25 bow roller

How is the forestay tang (to the right of the bow roller) secured? I imagine high loads on that fitting...

MW
by Mike Worrall
Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: sailing the Amigo
Replies: 10
Views: 2517

Re: sailing the Amigo

jrr: Carefully consider the time required to build vs. your ultimate goal of sailing to International destinations. In other words: Working alone, the Amigo might take 2-4 years to complete, assuming you can devote 40 hrs / week to the project, and depending on the level of 'finish' that will meet y...
by Mike Worrall
Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: sailing the Amigo
Replies: 10
Views: 2517

Re: sailing the Amigo

jrr:

There really is a lot of information here on the Amigo; assume you've seen the description, photos, bill of materials and 'Notes' here:

http://www.glen-l.com/designs/sailboat/amigo.html

What specific information are you looking for...?

MW
by Mike Worrall
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Fancy Free? (New Goal Minuet 15)
Replies: 13
Views: 4392

Re: Fancy Free?

Point of clarification - earlier comment that Chessie Flyer "is not trailerable" when in fact it is - "Trailer: Designed for use with Glen-L Series 6000 boat trailer plans" (from 'Additional Specifications and Photos' link on Chessie Flyer page). Time to build vs length of boat i...
by Mike Worrall
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: No Holly Wood in Hollywood
Replies: 1
Views: 1274

No Holly Wood in Hollywood

T & M sole.JPG Teak and Holly flooring (or cabin sole) has become the de facto norm for many vessels (well, pleasure craft, anyway). Google (images) for 'Teak and Holly Sole' and you'll get the idea... I've hoarded hundreds of board-feet of teak during the course of the project, but Holly is di...

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